Category Archives: Aesthetics

Fight Club Changed My Life

Consumerism is defined as being “the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods.” It is said to be the America is a consumer driven society; that people only work to buy goods that they don’t need. Our sense … Continue reading

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Silhouettes in Edward Scissorhands Tap into the Emotion Function of Chiaroscuro Lighting

Directed by, none other than, Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands is a 1990s movie with a lot to offer. Though there are many breathtaking aesthetics in this film, I am going to focus on one scene that takes the cake of … Continue reading

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Volume Duality Aids Horror Films

0.00s – 0.50s : Definition of Volume Duality 0.50s – 0.59s : Definition of Positive Volumes 0.59s – 1.13s : Definition of Negative Volumes 1.13s – 1.32s : Uses of Positive Volumes in Film 1.32s – 2.01s : Uses of … Continue reading

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Artless Fast Five Hits the Box Office This Weekend

Directed by Justin Lin If you’re looking for an artless, “bro” movie, I have one for you. Fast Five is the fifth movie to the Fast and the Furious series. Ex-con Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) teams up with ex-cop Brian … Continue reading

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Aesthetically Pleasing Movies Use Golden Section

I am dazzled by magic as well as how aesthetically pleasing The Prestige is. The secret of its aesthetics is the Golden Section, which was used throughout the whole movie. The Golden Section helps you focus on one character, while … Continue reading

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Creating Tension With Magnetism of Frame

If you’ve seen Step Brothers, you probably felt some awkward tension between the two main characters, Brennan and Dale. You may think this tension comes solely from the actors themselves, but it also comes from cinematography. The Director of Photography of … Continue reading

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